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be relief in sight. >>> clashing over gun violence. vice president biden meets with the nra, doesn't go so well. what does it mean for efforts to prevent gun violence? the cost of flu outbreak from you calling in sick and maybe worse, from all of you who aren't. what it's costing us. >>> tornadoes touch down in louisiana, water levels keep rising and more rain on the way. >>> a packed show for you this morning. talk to cnn chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta, dr. anthony fauci, from the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. former new mexico give nor bill richardson, illinois congresswoman january, and t-boz will be joining us. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our starting point is kind of gross. the flu. a nasty strain running rampant across the country. thousands hospitalized and dozens of people have died. in just a few hours, the cdc will release new numbers on how widespread the flu is. cnn's medical unit got an early look and one expert says we're at epidemic levels. dr. sanjay gupta is in atlanta. what are you expecting to hear? >>
't behind the violence. the nra step ahead way from discussions and said they were in attack of second amendment. dan lothian has been following developments for us this morning. sol folks said they see some consensus in some areas. when you listen to what the nra said, they sounded very disappointed with the meetings. >> that's right. we sort of expect thad coming in. it wasn't a very big, bold expectation from the nra, saying they were coming to simply listen to what the administration had to put out there. the vice president did talk about some things floating to the top. not recommendations that come from him, but recommendations he said coming from all the various groups he has been meeting with. at the top of the list is a total universal background check, including private sales of guns, second on that list, a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and also talked about the need for the federal government to get more research. get their hands on more information that he believes will prevent more gun violence in the future. pushback from the nra saying that they were troubled by
lavendera, thank you so much. >>> new this morning, executive director of the nra, wayne la pierre, lashing out at president obama. he accused the president of attacking gun owners by proposing a national registry and background checks for anyone purchasing a gun. this is what he said. >> there's only two reasons for a federal list on gun owners. to either tax them or take them. it's the only reason. >> la pierre went on to criticize the president's inaugural speech saying it's an attack on the nra, second amendment, and gun owners themselves. there was no mention of gun control. >>> republicans shifting strategy on the dealt ceiling. they have the votes to pass a short-term debt ceiling increase today. they will look for deep spending cuts later. it would suspend the debt limit to allow the u.s. to keep borrowing money to pay bills for three months. complicated but politically interesting. in exchange, calling on the senate to pass a budget by spring. >>> so lady fwgaga playing at t inaugural campaign bash for staffers and a special guest with her. tony bennett to sing a duet for "the lady
to try to prevent another massacre before the nra gets the floor. what we can expect in a live report this morning. >>> take me out to the hall of fame? today we'll learn the new baseball hall of fame class. should players tainted by the steroid era make it in? >>> the u.s. government spent more than $100 billion to save aig, poster child for the bad bailouts. why is the insurance giant saying it got a raw deal and considering suing the government. >>> and a great white shark threatening florida beaches. how scientists in utah sent a warning. >>> we'll speak with ron johnson, jen psaki, dan shaughnes shaughnessy, and jenn sterger. actress and model who had her own moment with brent musburger. and model cameron russell, who will tell us why she doesn't think girls should be models. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. starting point this morning, the nra and the white house, 24 hours from a face-to-face gun control conversation. national rifle association confirming it will meet with vice president biden's gun violence panel tomorrow. they don't sown so thrilled a
and membership in the national rifle association is surging as a result. they also lowered their prices. the nra touting some 250,000 new members have joined, vowing to fight the president's plan too. they say their second amendment rights are under attack. dan lothian following all of those developments for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, soledad. the white house sees this package that the president will be rolling out, as a comprehensive way to try to curb gun violence, the president will be doing something we've seen in the past. when he is trying to get something through congress, he involves the public. when he makes the announcement later on this morning, he will be surrounded by young kids. these are kids who wrote intimate letters to the president after the connecticut shootings. that in itself is also under attack. getting criticism that the president is using kids as props as he pushes this policy. that, though, will be the back drop as the president lays out what sources say will be the comprehensive package, focused on an assault weapons ban and pressing for a ban on
have a point? >> the nra releases a new target practice ap for kids as young as 4. >> we have a packed show for you this morning. mike thompson joins us and greg walden is our guest. the congressman and newly crowned miss america, mallory hagen will be joining us. tuesday, january 15th and starting point begins right now. . >>> welcome to starting point. after years and years of lying to the world, lance armstrong is finally coming clean. there report he's confessed to oprah winfrey and he used drugs to win his titles. sources say he is in talks to have some of the millions he was paid by the postal service to sponsor the tour. cnn's ed is live in austin, texas. let's talk about what he told oprah and what the next steps are for lance armstrong. >> the big question will be to what extent did he confess and how much detail is he going to offer? also from the standpoint of how did he offer it and what was the body language there? lance armstrong is an athlete who is vehement in his denials going after the people for criticing and over the years and will he be apologetic and contrite? we
the severe strain that is now circulating. >>> and sitting down with the nra. the vice president hears from gun advocates today, as he says the president could bypass congress to get gun laws on the books. >>> and new rules this morning meant to make mortgages safer, but will they also make it harder to get one? >>> can you feel the excitement? we're just an hour and a half away from the oscar nominations, so who's in, who got snubbed? we're going to bring it to you all live. the action is right here coming up. >>> among our guests this morning, connecticut senator richard blumenthal will be joining us, new york congressman joseph crowley, dr. sanjay gupta is with us, the dog whisperer, cesar milan and comedian jay thomas joins us as well. it's thursday, january 10th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, the majority of the united states now dealing with a severe and deadly bout of the flu. the cdc reporting that influenza cases are widespread across 41 states. more than 2200 people reported hospitalized. here are the hard
's representatives from gun owners groups including the nra and tonight he sits down with members from the -- executives from the entertainment industry. the white house saying they're in listening mode today and the vice president acknowledging that the president is prepared to use the powers of the presidency possibly to push through a comprehensive gun control plan. here's what he said. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. but we're compiling it all with help of the attorney general and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required. >> he says we haven't decided what it is yet. let's get right to white house correspondent dan lothian who's in washington, d.c., this morning. so talk more specifically. he's not being very specific but what are people thinking that he's talking about? >> reporter: well, i think we have to really wait and see. the white house is still in the process of compiling what some of those options might be for the president
. the president of the nra says, listen, assault weapon ban will not pass. that legislation will not pass. i'll play a little bit of what he said over the weekend. >> when a president takes all the power of his office, if he is willing to expend political capital, you don't want to make predictions. you don't want to bess beth your house on the outcome, but i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> you have said you disagree with that, that you think, in fact, it would happen. why are you confident? >> well, that's his job to say that it can't pass, but the nra is reeling right now because they are fundamentally out of step with where this country is now, and, frankly, where gun owners are. the fact is that everything did change when this tragedy happened in newtown. the president was transformed. he is personally committed to an assault weapons ban and a high capacity magazine ban in a way that he never has been before. >> he mentioned political capital, and that's a very, i think, interesting question, righ
, and -- >> are you going to sue the nra? >> i've had some great lawyers call me who i'm in awe of call me and say look, i don't like your case but i'll help you if you want to sue the nra, for free. that's really true, but if you say something about the nra, and you got guts even to mention that, because when you say something about the nra you get double bonus death threats from all over the world. >> we could keep going, i'm sure we will in the commercial mr. pinsky. we'll follow up with you and see where this goes. we appreciate it. >>> ahead on "starting point," did the rich get off the hook in the madness of the fiscal cliff? that's today's "it off call." >>> how will the world react to this plan, richard quest in london with a look at the global markets. is that confetti? >> they're shooting confetti and clapping. >> happy new year. >>> our "touf call" the fiscal cliff deal, the rich got a 20%, from the 15%. henry blodgett "great news americans, congress just raised taxes on workers while saving investors billions. the tax deal that congress just agreed to will raise $125 billion from incre
of the nra, says the federal government is not enforcing its existing gun laws effectively and the answer is not more gun laws. >> none of it makes any sense in the real world. >> mr. lapierre, that's the point. the criminals won't go to purchase the guns because there will be a back grounding check. we'll stop them from the original purchase. you missed that point completely. i think it's basic. >> reporter: but can the president push a far-reaching law to tackle gun violence through congress? >> is he biting off more than he can chew? >> this is a president with a 60% approval rating right now. he is in his last term as president. this is the time to strike while the iron is hot. he's as popular as he may ever be. if he's going to go try to sell his agenda, now is the time to do it. >> reporter: president obama said in a univision interview yesterday that congress will pass bills on both gun violence and immigration in the coming months, but even some democrats like chuck schumer who support a wide-reaching bill are more optimistic that just something narrow like on background checks, c
this bill in '93, there were 375. today there, are 2,200. >> does that make a difference with the nra? here is the response from the powerful gun organization. senator feinstein, trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. surprising b surprising and disappointing that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution. she will have a tough ditime getting this through the senate. i think you were talking about joe biden, the vice president, his outreach efforts, we'll see more from the president as you mentioned and grassroots operations from the obama campaign. they realize they will have to take their case to the people if they have any chance of getting the bills passed through congress. >> an interesting strategy. if they feel like it won't happen in congress if around congress, get a grassroots groundswell going. could be effective. thank you, paul. >>> a couple of minutes, we'll talk to richard feldman, president of the independent firearm owners association. a gun rights advocacy group. we'll talk to him about this proposal by senator feinstein. >>> first, other
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